Just in time for peak rut, 15 elk-related recommendations were released for public comment from FWP on September 15th.
Developed by FWP's hand-selected Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group, the proposals range from 'Enforce Stricter Penalties for Trespassing...' to 'Choose Your Weapon/Season,' and many others.
In our opinion, there are many good proposals here, though some need tweaking, and others miss the mark. All deserve consideration and comment, however.
Below, you will find links to our comments on each of these formal proposals. We submitted these on September 30th.
Access Plus Program
Choose Your Weapon/Season
Collaboration between FWP, USFS, BLM & DNRC and Any Other Pertinent Local, State, or Federal Land Management Agencies
Create an A9 Tag Bundle
Develop User Friendly and Effective Methods to Collect Data
Establish (where possible) Localized Elk Working Groups
Expanded Hunter Education
Promote Focused Damage Hunts
Improve Accessibility to the FWP Videos, Programs, PSAs, etc. that Promote the Desired Behaviors between Landowners and Hunters
FWP Landowner Liaison
We have to Manage Elk Where They Are Not
Understand and Mitigate the Disease of Brucellosis in Elk
Use of Shoulder Seasons
Enforce Stricter Penalties for Trespassing and Other Bad Behaviors by Hunters and Landowners
We encourage you to read our comments, the full proposals from FWP and then comment yourself.
The deadline to comment is October 14th.